ArtyFarty Gallery is a gallery for urban contemporary art. Established in 2008 in Cologne, Germany, it presents exhibitions and urban interventions in the form of mural paintings and installation art. On December 15th, 2012, ArtyFarty opened the doors to a new gallery on Lichtstrasse 26-28 in Cologne-Ehrenfeld. National and international artists can now display their work throughout the 100-square-metre space.
The Arty Farty Artspace in the Maastrichterstrasse 49 still exists as a room for art and more. The new gallery is housed in an old gear and shaft factory which was selected for its typically urbane architecture.
The former industrial district of Cologne-Ehrenfeld has gone through fundamental changes over the past 30 years. New cultural life and creative work space now occupies the old industrial lots. The neighbourhood today is primarily young, cultured, and bears an alternative flair.